Page 28 Winter 1987-88
Water, Water, Everywhere Around Catalina Festival by Steve Tuttle & Jahnathon Whitfield
Orange Jugglers hosted a weekend of juggling Sept. 26-27, 1987, on
the beautiful island of Catalina off the
Filly Fest by Glenn Ceponis & Jackie Erickson
4thAnnual Philadelphia Juggler's Jubilee was for "We the
was the Constitution's "We the People" week in
attention of spectators and the media was appreciated by out-of-town
jugglers who traveled as far as 500 miles to attend.
event was sponsored by the Philadelphia
Jugglers Club and the Fairmount Park
Commission's department of recreation.
standing-room-only crowd at the
local Baloney Brothers.
addition, Linda Pollack-Johnson, Finnegan, Buffo the Clown and
"Odd Andy" D' Allesandro showed off their various
specialties. There was even a show during intermission in the .lobby
by two fine young performers, Mike Paregian and Rich Sheibley. Jeff
Mason, second place finisher in the IJA's 1987 U.S. Nationals
Championship, captured the crowd with single and double diablo work.
Michael Menes entertained with his quiet theatrical mime and
juggling. The uproarious Thien Fu brought down the house with
superbly contrived comedy.
a gathering of several hundred people like this requires cooperation
from many people. Special thanks, though, is due to D'
Allesandro and Sid Ozer. It couldn't have happened without them! See
everyone next year!
Busy One-Nighter In Cincy by Tom Sparough
Cincinnati-based Perpetual Motion Juggling Club, one of the newest
IJA affiliates, gathered with friends Nov. 20, 1987, to strut their
stuff for Jugglefest.
a turnout of about 125, organizer Tim Perrino orchestrated a
smoothly-run evening. Among the fun competitions was an apple eating
contest where participants had to chomp a complete ring around the
apple. Local jugglers Scott Cain and Mike Scharff tied for first
was six -year veteran juggler John Siles who took first place in the
standing on one leg while juggling contest. Right on his heels was
Merry Spahr. Spahr was taught to juggle several years ago by the
Flying Karamazov Brothers, who were on their way to town just after
Jugglefest for a onemonth run of their "Juggle &
Hyde" show. Local jugglers signed up at Jugglefest to teach at
Weil, a juggling and handball enthusiast, brought up one of the most
interesting new ideas of the evening. He said his son-in-law, an
optometrist, told him to practice juggling under a strobe light to
improve his hand-eye coordination!
Hapke and Guy Millhouse were working on a continuous, two-person,
snatch-and-replace four club juggle, with one juggling three and the
other snatching and replacing one with a fourth club.
four ball, one handed, clawed multiplex pattern was shown by Thomas
Mann. He also demonstrated a disgusting chin, arm pit and crotch
Jurcenko was working with a friend on a six club passing pattern
where they exchanged hats while saying, "put the club between
your legs, take the hat off your head, throw the hat to the other
guy, put the hat on your head, make it look stylish and juggle.
" Jurcenko credited the routine to the Down to Earth Jugglers
was 1987 second place juniors champ David Cain.
is the seventh year that Perrino has put together a Jugglefest. One
thing that set this one apart was the great door prizes given by the
California Juggling Institute, Chasley, Dube, Lynch's Theatrical
Department Stores and Renegade. As the night ended, it was obvious
that juggling is alive and kicking in
Fu in PhiIadelphia
(William Jones Jr. photo)